Timing Matters: Getting in on the Ground Floor - June 2010
In BlackRock's latest Special Report, our Real Estate Equity Team details the impact of investment timing on long-term real estate investment performance.
On New Playing Field, Munis Still Swinging Strong: Interview with Peter Hayes - May 2010
In this interview, Peter Hayes, Head of the BlackRock Municipal Bonds Group, discusses the key drivers currently propelling the municipal bond market, as well as some of the chief obstacles, and offers insight on how to navigate this new, but still fertile, investment terrain.
Controlling Emerging Market Risk in EAFE Portfolios - April 2010
In this report, the Edinburgh-based International Equity team provides a background and history of the evolution of emerging market risk in EAFE portfolios. The Report serves to explain the risk surrounding additional emerging market exposure and what may be a reasonable level of emerging markets allocation and off-benchmark risk.
Impact of Market Cycle on Core, Value-Add, & Opportunistic Real Estate Special Report - March 2010
The recent turn of events has shifted the focus back on risk-adjusted returns. This report will explore investment styles in light of the largest commercial real estate correction in recorded history and will provide institutional investors with some perspectives to re-evaluate the risk of their strategic investment portfolio.
State of California Municipals Update - February 2010
California's budgetary pain has entered a second year, raising widespread concern over the state's ability to weather the financial crisis. BlackRock's Municipal Bond Management Committee provides valuable insight on fiscal conditions in the State of California and their impact on state municipal bonds.